Koenigsegg Gemera equipped with glass breakersMarch 18, 2020
The Koenigsegg Gemera super hybrid, which became the first four-seater car of the Swedish company, received not only an exotic power plant based on a three-cylinder engine without camshafts, but also equipment unusual for cars of this class. For example, in the cabin of the Grand Tourer there are emergency hammers for breaking glass.
They are located on both sides of the rear row of seats and are designed to be evacuated in the event of an accident. There is a possibility that with a strong impact the door with a proprietary bidirectional synchro-spiral hinge will jam, and there will be no other way out through a broken window. In addition to the hammers, in the Dzhemera cabin there is an all-round camera levitating under the windshield, similar to the Starkiller base from Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
However, the most striking thing about Gemera is technology. The Koenigsegg leadership calls its creation nothing more than the Mega-GT, that is, a comfortable car for long-distance travel, the power of which exceeds a megawatt (1360 forces). The super-hybrid is driven by a “turbo-engine” 2.0 and three electric motors, which in total give out 1723 horsepower and 3500 Nm of torque.
Moreover, the internal combustion engine on the “Dzhemer” is not simple, but with FreeValve technology. Such an engine does not have camshafts: inlet and outlet valves are controlled by pneumohydroelectric actuators. The unit is 15–20 percent more economical than modern “turbo fours”; he is able to randomly deactivate cylinders and work in one of four thermodynamic cycles. In addition, the turbocharger is omnivorous and can consume second-generation bioethanol, CO2-neutral methanol, a mixture of E85 and even ordinary gasoline.
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